Tag Archives: Wofford

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.
Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.

The Wofford Terriers exploded in the first half, especially from behind the 3-point arc, to notch its first Division I victory of the season in a 96-77 home rout of the Ohio Valley Conference‘s Austin Peay Governors on Thursday evening.

Wofford, bouncing back from a non-conference loss to the TCU Horned Frogs last Saturday, landed nine of 13 3-point attempts in the first half, including four made by Fletcher Magee and three from Jaylen Allen. The Terriers (4-7) also moved the ball well, and thanks to both senior point guard Eric Garcia and reserve Derrick Brooks, recorded an impressive total of 15 assists on 20 made shots.

The Terriers led 55-31 at halftime, and began the second half with a 13-2 scoring run.  Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Snap Losing Streak with Close Win Over D-II Mars Hill

Lately, a break has been anything but easy to come by for the Wofford Terriers.

Wofford dropped three tight games in three days at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida last week, falling to the Vermont Catamounts (60-59), Bradley Braves (70-62) and Kent State Golden Flashes (66-59) in a string which involved an average of about 15 Terrier turnovers per contest.

After a quick Thanksgiving, the Terriers had to belly up the following weekend for a trip to face the Pac-12‘s Colorado Buffaloes in Wofford senior point guard Eric Garcia‘s home state. Garcia logged eight assists against two turnovers and three Terriers — Fletcher Magee (15 points), Cameron Jackson (10) and Ryan Sawvell (10) — scored in double-digits, but the homestanding Buffaloes pulled away in the second half to win, 75-60.

With four consecutive setbacks in the rearview mirror and Miami (Fl.) looming ahead, it would have been easy for the Terriers to overlook Tuesday evening’s opponent, the Division II Mars Hill Lions.

Thankfully, that wasn’t quite the case. Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Snap Losing Streak with Close Win Over D-II Mars Hill

RECAP: LSU’s Second Half Surge Dooms Wofford Terriers in Season Opener

Aaron Epps (21) scored 17 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in LSU's 91-69 win over Wofford to open the 2016-17 season.
Aaron Epps (21) scored 17 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in LSU’s 91-69 win over Wofford to open the 2016-17 season.

Despite establishing an energetic substitution pace and leading at halftime, the Wofford Terriers could not hold on against the LSU Tigers on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 91-69 decision in the season opener.

The Terriers opened the game with a flash of déjà-vu, when for the second consecutive year a freshman made a statement debut against an SEC front. In 2015-16, star shooting guard Fletcher Magee began his collegiate career with a surprising 22 points off the bench against Missouri, a sign of strong play to come.

Today, Wofford received a jolt from true freshman Nathan Hoover, who joined Magee and senior point guard Eric Garcia in a 7-for-12 attack from behind the arc in the first half. Hoover, regarded as a sharpshooter out of Arlington High School in Memphis, had 11 first-half points and was 3-for-4 from long distance. Continue reading RECAP: LSU’s Second Half Surge Dooms Wofford Terriers in Season Opener

Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and off-court
Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and emotion both on and off the court.

It’s a little bit of everything, but all the same.

This season, the Wofford Terriers‘ roster is a mix of veterans, players poised for increased performances, and a large, intriguing freshman class. In spite of the variety, and perhaps the unpredictability that such a team brings, associate head coach Dustin Kerns said the staff’s approach remains unchanged.

“We’re not guys that believe in rebuilding,” Kerns said. “We want to win now, and that’s always been the mentality and the mindset here. Yes, we might have some younger players, but our urgency and what’s important now is winning.” Continue reading Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Southern Conference

After playing just a handful of games last season, Casey Jones is back and healthy once again, adding another weapon to Chattanooga's already loaded roster.
After playing just a handful of games last season, Casey Jones is back and healthy once again, adding another weapon to Chattanooga’s already loaded roster.

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Southern Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Southern Conference

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Two

Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he's one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington - Getty Images)
Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he’s one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington – Getty Images)

With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to senior guards in the NCAA, there are talented players from coast to coast. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

So, just like the folks over at The Hoops Column did with their lists of Non-Power Five Guards (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and Forwards (Part 1), we have broken the senior guards up into three parts.

Each will have 10 senior guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

**Note: Justin Robinson burst onto the scene last season, and Quinton Hooker was named the CCR Player of the Year. Both didn’t make the list, as we feel that they are already household names on a much larger scale than some of the other senior guards.** Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Two